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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Travel to a time of brewer’s lore, when smoke was spelled "smoake," when dark beers held the collective hearts and mind of the people of merry old England. Believe it or not, back in the 1850s, Porter ruled the beer world, and no one brewed Porter like the brewers of London. Drawing their water from the Thames, blending old and new batches, and experimenting with new types of malt, Porter evolved throughout the years, and probably at one time held some substantial smoakiness. Arcadia’s London Porter draws on this rich historic tradition, but adds a few special twists to make it all our own. The flavor of London Porter is multi-layered, starting with a bold, pleasing sweetened coffee richness, which gives way to round and subtle smoke, much like a delicately smoked ham. Porcine sweetness is capped by a gloss of fig jam or cherry compote, fruity and complex. Faint pear and hay notes barely poke through, reminders that there are some delightful American Glacier hops under all the finery.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
brian_c_welch (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Aroma is OK with hints of leather, chocolate, toffee and cocoa. Appearance is a black mahogany with about a finger head that dissipated with a quickness. Tastes like chewing tobacco; was bummed I wasted money on such a sub-par offering.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (710) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
12 oz bottle. This unassuming brew is nearly perfect. Just the right taste of coffee and molasses pair perfectly with some smokey malted goodness. Just wish my bottle had WC on it instead of what I got.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3698) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Petite bouteille de la LCBO. Corps foncé comme il se doit avec une belle tête crémeuse qui mousse mais qui ne roule pas. Au nez, beau mélange de chocolat, de caramel et de café au lait avec des notes fumées bien posées. Apparition de notes fruitées après quelques secondes. Tout ça est bien agréable! En bouche, les notes maltées se greffent à des notes houblonnées citronnées. Je suis agréablement surpris. L’appareil est si facile à boire! Au palais, je suis content d’y trouver un corps pétillant qui montre une texture en petite crème. En finale, les houblons sont longuement parfumés et modérément amers. Solide. Ce porter robuste est tout simplement solide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (634) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
355 mL bottle. Pours black with walnut hues and a thin head of off white. Aroma is chocolate, subtle smoke, dark fruits, leather and deep caramel, a little applesauce on the finish and some minty hops. Lightly sweet maltiness balanced with a little roast. Moderate plus body and low to average carbonation. A nice big English type porter. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1195) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 6, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Dark brown with reddish tint, small beige creamy head, light coffee aroma, low carbonation, coffee-caramel taste, medium finish with slight alcohol aftertaste. Great porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2670) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours thin black with a small white fizz that dissolves to a ring. Aroma is slightly fruity, smoked ham and light coffee. Taste is light on the palate with slight smokiness and fruit with some chocolate sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (271) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from LCBO. Pours black with tan head that doesn’t last too long. Nose is bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is more roasted malt and chocolate notes. Very balanced and smooth. Bitterness on the finish is just right. Creamy-ish mouthfeel. Hard to stop sipping.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (484) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark cola colour with just a small tan sheet of head that is quickly gone. Nose is smoke, espresso, toffee and chocolate with some plum and cherry. Bitter chocolate and and coffee throughout with only a light sweet caramel backing. Some tartness in the middle through the finish and a smokiness present throughout. Medium full slick mouth with average carbonation and a dry finish. Lots of nice layers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (842) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Labelled London-style porter. 12oz bottle from the lcbo. 7% abv. Pours black with a half finger, tan head. Aroma has great notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel,hints of nuts, soy sauce, and coffee. Taste is bitter but balanced. Caramel, dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of peanut. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Overall pretty tasty. A lot going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (701) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
12oz bottle from the LCBO Very nice smoked porter the smokiness is not over done well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2958) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark orange-brown with a thick tan head and a small bit of sediment. Aroma is interesting - dark coffee, bit of woodsmoke, earthy hops poking through, and a slight sour tone. Flavour follows - coffee, smoke & dark chocolate up front; dry roast, semi-bitter hops, and a bit of sourness in the finish. I’m honestly not sure if the sour notes are supposed to be there, but I’m not complaining, as it works well and adds some nice complexity. A really fine beer.

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